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11/06/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, November 6, 2013:  Today, Slightly Mad Studios are proud to announce that crowd-powered, AAA racing title Project CARS will be coming to three further gaming platforms in 2014.

Both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles will see Project CARS racing onto them during 2014 as gaming enters the next generation with new benchmarks of graphical fidelity and technical power becoming possible and Project CARS aiming to set a new standard for virtual racing for motorsports and car fans around the world.

Furthermore, Project CARS will also be coming to Valve’s Steam OS, extending an existing partnership with Steam that has already allowed tens of thousands of WMD members the ability to download and play builds of the game during its development and allow specific multiplayer and social features that are only possible using this unique platform.

"Project CARS has always led the pack in terms of insane detail. Whether that's graphically in the craftsmanship of our cars and tracks, technically in the way we've approached weather and time of day, or emotionally in how each car feels and responds to your touch. These powerful new platforms allow us therefore to not compromise on the quality of our vision and ultimately that means players are going to experience something truly breathtaking when they get behind the wheel." - Ian Bell, Head Of Studio

Project CARS will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam OS, PC, and Wii U starting Fall 2014.

ABOUT PROJECT CARS

Project CARS is the first title to be created using the unique crowd-powered WMD Portal. Already critically-acclaimed as being the first true competitor to Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo and the premier authentic race experience on Wii U, Project CARS gives players the freedom to choose their own destiny - whether that's starting as a karting prodigy and going on to become an Formula champion within 3 years, to return year after year and defend your GT title against all oncomers, or to prove your dominance across six other distinct and popular motorsports.

Featuring a dynamic time of day and weather system, full pit stops & strategies, fully-loaded online play, a comprehensive tuning system, over 100 tracks, bleeding-edge physics, and a world-class graphics engine supporting 4K gaming and Oculus Rift, Project CARS is the truly next-generation race experience.

ABOUT WMD

WMD (World Of Mass Development) is a revolutionary platform allowing games to be both funded and powered by the contributions of actual players.

Developers simply submit their ideas to an active gaming community that then funds the titles through the purchase of Tool Packs. With these, those community members then become bona fide contributors to that project allowing them to contribute ideas, speak to the development team, download regular builds of the game, vote on important decisions, collate feedback, and ultimately share in any profits earned from the launching title.

WMD is therefore a unique prospect for both gamers that want to get involved in exciting upcoming titles and developers looking to raise funds for their projects. To see a full breakdown of the details for both players and developers, plus lots more, please visit www.wmdportal.com, or contact info@wmdportal.com and follow the updates on Twitter @WMDCars.

ABOUT SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS LTD

Slightly Mad Studios is an independent, award-winning developer celebrating 10 years working on some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular franchises in the racing genre - GTR, Need For Speed, and Test Drive. The company has a core studio located near Tower Bridge, London but predominantly uses a unique distributed development system allowing the team to work from home all around the world whilst still being ultra-efficient and collaborative.

Slightly Mad Studios' social/mobile gaming division - Gamagio - has also enjoyed success having most recently created the hugely-popular "The Walking Dead: Assault" title for iOS and Android.

For more information about Slightly Mad Studios or Gamagio, please visit www.slightlymadstudios.com or www.gamagio.com and follow the updates on Twitter @SlightlyMadTeam and @GamagioGaming

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